A conversation with Professor Zaher Wahab
"Afghanistan: Our Ethical Responsibility"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_55ic68FEJI [video 1hr 45min] Filmed in Portland Oregon on August 14th 2013
An insightful conversation on with Zaher on what is going on in Afghanistan currently and a scope of the massive corruption and first hand information on what this war and foreign influence has done to the country where he grew up in.
He tells of the huge piles of garbage every few block, like never seen before.
He speaks of the agreement with the US of keeping 9 major bases ...
Right now there is 110,000 troops from 48 countries (and 120,000 contractors)
Professor Zaher, left the US for Afghanistan (to teach) a few days after this conversation in Portland.
The last hour in the video is the question and answer part of the conversation.
He was born in Afghanistan, received a B.A. in sociology from the American University of Beirut, an M.A. in comparative education from Teachers College, Columbia University and an M.A. in anthropology and a Ph.D. in international development education from Stanford University.
He served as a senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan for five years from 2002-2007, and was instrumental in designing and now teaching the only Masters Degree program for teacher education faculty throughout Afghanistan.
He teaches Foundations of Education, Race-Culture-Power, Paulo Freire, and the Middle East in Global Perspective at Lewis and Clark College and has served as a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt, Turkmenistan and twice in Kazakhstan.